Ben graduated as a veterinarian from James Cook University winning numerous academic awards during the degree. Since this time at university, Ben’s interest in ophthalmology saw him undertake externships to veterinary ophthalmology centres across Australia, the UK and the USA. Ben was fortunate enough to win an international scholarship in 2018 to allow him to undertake advanced ophthalmology training at North Carolina State University while working at one of Brisbane’s largest veterinary hospitals.
Ben joined the Eye Clinic for Animals as an intern in January 2019, and completed his ophthalmology residency in 2022. In this time, Ben underwent further training via an externship at the University of California, Davis. Ben has a passion for all aspects of ophthalmic medicine and surgery. Ben has also been assisting in teaching students at the University of Sydney their ophthalmology practicals and tutorials.
Ben is one of the registrars at Eye Clinic for Animals, and is preparing to sit examinations to be recognized as a veterinary ophthalmology specialist.
– Infectious keratitis in horses of North Queensland: ex vivo susceptibility patterns for fungal and bacterial species. Australian College of Veterinary Sciences’ Science Week Conference. 2018
– Advanced Tear Film Analysis: establishing normative data for canine ocular surface analysis diagnostic tests. Australian College of Veterinary Sciences’ Science Week Conference. 2019
– A review of qualitative and quantitative tear film disorders in dogs. Australian Veterinary Association VetFest Conference. 2020
– Using optical coherence tomography to determine anterior segment morphology and morphometry in selected Australian reptile species. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference. 2020
– An investigation in to the development of qualitative tear film disorders in dogs following cryoepilation for treating distichiasis. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference. 2021
– Ophthalmic pathologies associated with Australian tick paralysis (holocyclotoxicity) in domestic dogs and cats. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference. 2022
– Patient and tumour factors influencing canine mast cell tumour histological grade and mitotic index. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 2019
– Surgical approach to a nasolacrimal duct atresia in a German Shepherd Puppy. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 2020
– Microsporidial stromal keratitis in a cat. Medical Mycology Case Reports. 2020
– Retinal cone photoreceptor distribution of the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus). The Anatomical Record. 2020
– Use of a chronic soft tissue expansion device to facilitate blepharoplasty in a horse with lower lid cicatricial ectropion with a 14 year follow-up. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2020
– Use of subdermal hyaluronic acid injections and a free labial mucocutaneous graft for the repair of feline eyelid agenesis. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2021
– Textbook chapter: “Ophthalmology of Marsupials” and “Ophthalmology of Monotremes”. Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology. 2022
– An investigation into the development of qualitative tear film disorders in dogs following cryoepilation for distichiasis. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2022